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Roger Caffin (rcaffin) - BPL Staff

My Locale Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
About Me Research Scientist. Been walking all my life, mainly off-track - we don't have 'trails' here, and I always go with my wife. Summer and winter, lowland and highland, Australia and Europe. Forced into UL gear by heavy packs and increasing age. :-)
Example Gear List at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/caffins_4_month_gear_list.html

BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Re: Hiking down steep inclines
> Was the bum slide deliberate or accidental? We were all Uni students at the time, and therefore immortal. It was deliberate. And yeah, it was FUN! In our defense - we could see the spur fo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking down steep inclines
July 22, 2:36am

Re: Hiking down steep inclines
> However, these steep descents make me very uncomfortable. I do not feel like I have > any footing at all. Very long slope in the mountains - 500 m maybe. Pouring rain. Solid grass. Not ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking down steep inclines
July 21, 2:40am

Re: Re: Ankle support with high boots
> I guess the first question is why you need to change his mind. Exactly. HYOH. The secret is to dance along with your UL joggers while he clomps along heavily in his heavy boots. Set a sil...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ankle support with high boots
July 21, 2:35am

Re: Piezo ignition for Roger Caffin stove - version 2.0
Hi Jan Amazing stuff. How well does it work in the field? Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Piezo ignition for Roger Caffin stove
July 21, 2:27am

Re: Turkey Osprey
> The warranty that came with the pack says that any defect in workmanship or > materials is covered. I imagine that the coating is PU, which is known to go gooey if you store it damp. I ca...

In GEAR » The Osprey All Mighty Guarantee... not So Almighty
July 20, 3:52pm

Re: Re: Trail runners with wide toe box
> If you really need a wide toe-box without going up in shoe width Isn't that a contradiction in terms? Cheers

In GEAR » Trail runners with wide toe box
July 20, 3:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: BRS-3000 field performance
SNICKER! You know, under those conditions, I might have been looking for three suitable rocks for the pot. Or three large solid tent pegs. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
July 20, 3:31am

Contest ...
You know, I am not sure this shouldn't be in Chaff! Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » CONTEST: who can write the best SPOT messenger OK/check-in poem?
July 20, 3:26am

Re: Re: BRS-3000 field performance
> 25g stove vs 3,000g dinner :^) One BRS-3000T cooking for NINE people? That's a bit epic! Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
July 19, 10:49pm

Re: Trail runners with wide toe box
New Balance not only offer a range of shoe widths - which most shoes companies don't, but they even TELL you what widths they offer for any shoe. (I'm 4E width.) Cheers

In GEAR » Trail runners with wide toe box
July 19, 10:47pm

All Reader Reviews by Roger Caffin

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Skinny Skis, Jacksons Hole XC Skis
My wife and I had to re-equip with new XC skis, NNN-BC bindings and boots this year. We found several companies which could supply the models we were looking for and ship overseas (to Australia), and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 28, 3:08pm

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I got a pair of the DTV boot socks in a BGT Test. I gave them hell for four months. It didn't seem to have had any effect on them. Roland B is a very helpful guy too.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 06, 3:53am

Coleman Exponent Xtreme Stove
I have been using the Xtreme in the snow for many years. I have never ever had any problems with it. It lights and runs completely reliably. It will run down to -26 C (-15 F) because the gas mix in t...

In Stoves - White Gas
October 24, 4:17pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I've used mine for ... many years now. I was initially irritated by the valve off position, but then I wondered: It is otherwise superbly made: what if the valve position is deliberate? Why would th...

In Stoves - Canister
December 29, 10:04pm